A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Don't be distracted -- DISCERN

Many dramatic things are happening in the world. Dramatic things may be happening in our personal lives.

Today’s first reading (1 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a) reminds us that, while we must always be prudent, we must not let dramatic things distract us from diligently seeking and carefully discerning the voice and the presence of God.

Then the LORD said to him,
“Go outside
and stand on the mountain before the LORD;
the LORD will be passing by.”

A strong and heavy wind was rending the mountains
and crushing rocks before the LORD—
but the LORD was not in the wind.

After the wind there was an earthquake—
but the LORD was not in the earthquake.

After the earthquake there was fire—
but the LORD was not in the fire.

After the fire
there was a tiny whispering sound.

When he heard this,
Elijah hid his face in his cloak
and went and stood at the entrance of the cave